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#beginquote# As a teacher of instrumental music, I have never heard of that. In fact older instruments are often better made than newer ones. Many companies have sent their plants overseas or Mexico to made and the quality has gone down. I often tell parents that a well made older instrument (even if it needs repairing) is better than SOME new ones. I suspect ( but won't attempt to prove) that the retail company realizes that they make more money from a new or newer instrument and the band director has gone along to help them. If this is the case it is wrong. You get you students into the best they can AFFORD. Sometimes that will be a used older instrument. Some good Clarinets brands are: Selmer (not my fav, but good) also makes Vito Older Artley(made by Conn) 10 years or more older Buffett (pronounced buf-fay) who also makes Evette Noblet (pronounced no-blay) who also makes Normandy Yamaha These are the top choices IMO. There are other lesser known clar. that may be good, but I'm not familier with them and can give no opinion. AVOID: anything put out by a mail-order catalog. Sears, Penny, Wal-Mart. etc. They are cheap, yes. Also very poorly made. You get what you pay for. They CANNOT be repaired because they made in obscure countries with cheap, poorly trained labor. There are no repair parts to be gotten, so repairmen will not touch them. Hope this is some help. #endquote#
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